More about Bellringing
A bell starts with its mouth facing down.A picture of a bell that is 'down'
By pulling the rope it is swung higher and higher until it can be rested with its mouth facing up.A bell that is 'up'
From this position it can be rotated full circle first one way and then the other.

Only the rope is used to perform these operations.

For each rotation, the bell sounds just once.

There can be up to 16 bells in a 'ring' (or 'peal') of bells.

Bells can weigh from just a few pounds to over four tonnes.

Although there are rings of bells up to 16, there are more commonly rings of four, six, eight, ten and twelve. Of these, rings of six occur most.